Oakland’s Lower Hills neighborhood is very unique and diverse, which is seen through the specialty shops and large variety of cuisines. The neighborhood offers shopping, dining, outdoor activities, services and more. Many of the businesses are family owned, giving a comfortable, local vibe. Visitors with all types of interests will enjoy exploring this exciting Oakland neighborhood.
3rd Annual Dimond Lights Artisan Market & Celebration: December 9-10 & 16-17 (3525 Fruitvale Avenue at MacArthur Boulevard) – Shop local for the Holidays and enjoy live music, activities for teens and kids, food vendors, wine tastings, Hawaiian beer bar, Santa, workshops and more.
Laurel Space Bears Murals (MacArthur Boulevard, between High Street & Patterson Avenue) - Grizzly bear murals with galaxies painted in their silhouettes, painted by a local artist.
Dimond Recreation Center (3860 Hanly Road) – Offers hiking trails and a space for events, with a swimming pool, BBQ and picnic areas.
Beast Oakland (3720 MacArthur Boulevard) – Clothing store with designs made by Oaklanders.
Farmer Joe's Marketplace (3501 MacArthur Boulevard) – Family run business in Oakland offering organic and natural foods.
Homestead Apothecary (3807 MacArthur Boulevard) – Offering a wide array of local goods including tinctures, body care, flower essences, teas, gems and more.
Kelly’s Corner (3901 MacArthur Boulevard) – Children’s clothing and furniture boutique featuring new and used items.
Mischief (3908 MacArthur Boulevard) – Gift shop selling jewelry, paper goods, art, gifts and more. Also offers workshops hosted by local designers.
Movement Ink (3832 MacArthur Boulevard) – Selling apparel, and custom shirt printing.
Oaklandish (3419 Fruitvale Avenue) – Offering local apparel and accessories that celebrate Oakland.
Paws & Claws (3436 Dimond Avenue) – A natural pet food store and grooming spa.
Therapy (3731 MacArthur Boulevard) – Shop featuring furniture, home décor and unique gifts.
Wayland's Meat (3421 Fruitvale Avenue) – Traditional butcher shop, offering many cuts of meat and house-made sausages.
Banana Blossom Thai (4228 Park Boulevard) – Elevated Thai delicacies and innovative dishes served in a stylish eatery.
Blackberry Bistro (4240 Park Boulevard) – Family-friendly bistro serving breakfast, lunch and brunch.
Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar (4238 Park Boulevard) – Offering house-made pasta, tasting menus and wine flight.
Cafe of the Bay (4011 MacArthur Boulevard) – Cafe serving breakfast and lunch, famous for their omlettes.
Communite Table (4171 MacArthur Boulevard) – Locally sourced café fare, with beer and wine on tap.
Cybelle's Pizza (3465 Fruitvale Avenue) – Long-standing corner spot serving pies, calzones and pasta dishes.
Degrees Plato Tap Room Bottle Shop & Kitchen (4251 MacArthur Boulevard) – Family-friendly Latin kitchen and locally sourced craft beer bar.
Diggery Inn (4212 Park Boulevard) – Restaurant offering traditional breakfast and lunch.
Dimond Café (3430 Fruitvale Avenue) – Offering baked pastries, hot breakfast, sandwiches and burgers.
Fist of Flour Doughjo (4166 MacArthur Boulevard) – Offering wood-fired specialty pizzas and slices.
Flavor Brigade (3540 Fruitvale Avenue) – Italian water ice, frozen custard, milkshakes & other cold sweet treats.
La Farine (3411 Fruitvale Avenue) – Serving traditional French breads, pastries, cakes, cookies and more.
Nama Japanese (3400 Fruitvale Avenue) – Japanese restaurant offering lunch and dinner.
Miliki Restaurant (3725 MacArthur Boulevard) – Nigerian eatery offering traditional West African fare, with live music.
Park Burger (4218 Park Boulevard) – Modern restaurant offering local burgers and draft beer.
Pastino's Pasta & Pizza (4207 Park Boulevard) – Serving pizza and pasta, with takeout and delivery available.
Paulista Brazilian Kitchen (4239 Park Boulevard) – Serving Brazilian street snacks, beer and cider in a chic atomosphere.
Phnom Penh House Restaurant (3912 MacArthur Boulevard) – Family owned restaurant offering noodles, curries and soups.
Peter’s Kettle Corn (4139 MacArthur Boulevard) – Offering popcorn popped fresh daily, including flavors of the week.
Sequoia Diner (3719 MacArthur Boulevard) – Neighborhood mom-and-pop shop, offering breakfast all made from scratch.
Sushi Park (4209 Park Boulevard) – Japanese restaurant offering a large variety of sushi rolls.
Taqueria Los Comales (2105 MacArthur Boulevard) – Offering burritos and other bites in a family owned Mexican spot.
Ultimate Grounds Et Al Coffee & Tea (4225 Park Boulevard) – Local coffee shop serving coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads and more.
Bars & Nightlife
2101 Club (2101 MacArthur Boulevard) – Neighborhood bar with a pool table, jukebox and flatscreens.
Soon's Cocktail Lounge (3449 Fruitvale Avenue) – Dive bar complete with a jukebox armed with a nice choice of songs and a pool table.
Laurel Lounge (3932 MacArthur Boulevard) - Offering a large selection of micro brews and a full liquor bar with TVs, a jukebox, darts and pool.